As mountain bikers who occasionally have accident most of us have at one time or another seen first hand the fantastic work the midlands air ambulance do. And if you didn't realise they are a charity who receives no funding from the government and relies entirely on the support and generosity of local people and businesses.
This Saturday (19th November) the Midlands Air Ambulance is teaming up with members of 4th Battalion the Mercian Regiment, and the Forestry Commission to carry a 15ft Christmas tree the 7.5 miles from Birches Valley to Cannock hospital. The tree is being donated by the Forestry Commission to Cannock Hospital as they have done for many years.
The event will begin at Birches Valley at 9.30am so if you are around please come to the trail head area and give them your support for all the great work they do.
If you are not around this weekend Air Ambulance volunteers will be at the Christmas Tree Sales Centre at Birches Valley at weekends carrying Christmas Trees to cars in return for donations, so why not help support the trails by buying a tree from the Forestry Commission and support the Air Ambulance at the same time.